Essex Mt Izaak Walton Inn

Essex Mt   Izaak Walton Inn by Loco Steve
Essex Mt Izaak Walton Inn, a photo by Loco Steve on Flickr.

This is a view i took while sat outside the Inn – Up on the hill behind the locomotive you can see a couple of Cabooses that are available for rent
The Izaak Walton Inn is built next to a railroad helper station. The railroad is central part of the history of Essex, an early Montana railroad town that was previously named Walton.
It was constructed in 1939, specifically for the use of railroad personnel, who were constructing the Great Northern Railway, which was to stretch from St. Paul to Seattle.
It is a 3 story building, with 29 guest rooms, a dining room, a cozy family room area, and a recreation center and bar in the basement, with a historical photo “museum” of the development of the Great Northern Railway. The inn also houses a gift shop and the Essex post office.
There are 4 converted cabooses on the hill behind the inn, that are available for lodging. These cars have been remodeled into cozy, cute individual lodging rooms, complete with electricity, running water, and restrooms.
The Izaak Walton Inn has had just over a half a dozen owners since its construction, and is currently owned and operated by Brian and Mary Kelly.
Edited text from this site This Image also appears in ‘Amtrak train Routes’


About Loco Steve

Travelling Brit Travel around USA mostly on Amtrak . Amateur Photographer
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